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Dr. Bruce V. Lewenstein

Bruce Lewenstein (A.B., general studies in the humanities, 1980, University of Chicago; Ph.D., history and sociology of science, 1987, University of Pennsylvania) is Professor of Science Communication and chair of the Department of Science & Technology St… Read more

Dr. Mark A. Constas

Mark Constas is an Associate Professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University and an International Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He is also a Fellow in the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and a Fa… Read more

Dr. Debbie Cherney

Debbie Cherney (B.S., animal science, 1980, University of Florida; M.S., agronomy, Louisiana State University; Ph.D., animal nutrition, 1989, University of Florida; M.A., bioethics, Medical College of Wisconsin) is an Associate Professor of Animal Science at C… Read more

Dr. Nagesh Gavirneni

Nagesh Gavirneni is a professor of operations management in the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. His research interests are in the areas of supply chain management, inventory control, production scheduling, simulationÂ… Read more

Dr. Asha Sharma

Asha Sharma was a Post-Doctoral Associate with TCI from 2014-2016. Her work was to quantify risks due to climate change on agriculture in India. This effort builds on the extensive current body of work in this area by doing the analysis at a higher spatial and temporal… Read more

Megan Witwer

Megan is a Research Support Specialist for TCI, where she carries out data analysis in support of the program’s research goals and collaborates with TCI Scholars and Fellows on a variety of projects and studies. She also supports high-level staff through the pr… Read more

Mary-Catherine French

Mary-Catherine (M.C.) provides administrative support to the Tata-Cornell Institute. She first began working at Cornell University in 1982 and has held a number of positions in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Veterinary Medicine, an… Read more

Rohil Sahai Bhatnagar

Rohil is a second year Ph.D. student in the field of Food Science and Technology at Cornell University. Rohil holds a Bachelor’s engineering degree in Biotechnology from Delhi’s Baba Saheb Ambedkar Institute of Technology, and a Master’s degree in Food Scienc… Read more

Jocelyn Boiteau

Jocelyn is a second year PhD student in the field of International Nutrition. She is interested in studying agriculture and nutrition linkages, specifically how changes in food systems impact women’s roles in agriculture and contribute to nutrition outcomes. Jo… Read more

Dr. Soumya Gupta

Soumya Gupta is a Post-Doctoral Associate with the TCI program. Her research interests lie at the intersections of food security, agriculture and maternal and child nutrition. She is currently associated with TCI’s TARINA project and is working on activit… Read more

Dr. Mathew Abraham

Dr. Mathew Abraham is the Assistant Director of the Tata-Cornell Institute and is responsible for coordinating the research of the TCI scholars and staff and for offering strategic guidance and support for project implementation. In his research capacity, he leads… Read more

Jessica Ames

Jessica serves as the Communications and Outreach Manager at the Tata-Cornell Institute. Her primary responsibilities are to promote and disseminate the research outputs of the Institute, which includes preparing the annual report and donor reports, creating an… Read more

Dr. Bhaskar Mittra

Dr. Bhaskar Mittra teaches at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and is the Associate Director of the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI). Apart from teaching various courses at TISS, he is responsible for managing India-based oper… Read more

Dr. Prabhu Pingali

Dr. Prabhu Pingali is the Founding Director of the Tata-Cornell Institute and a Professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, with a joint appointment in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, in the College of Agriculture and Life… Read more